There are a number of key milestones in your candidature:
- Candidature Agreement - all candidates require a Candidature Agreement to be finalised within the first three months of candidature. This document sets out the expectations of all parties (e.g. candidate, supervisor, University) about the candidature and the contribution required from each.
- Confirmation of Candidature - this is an assessment at an early stage of candidature as to whether you are making appropriate progress, whether the research question has been worked out and whether a viable project plan has been developed. Confirmation needs to be completed within the first 6 to 12 months if you are full-time, or 12 to 18 months if you are part-time.
- Annual Review of Progress - all candidates need to demonstrate satisfactory progress on an annual basis. Progress is reviewed every September using an online system.